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Celebrate Halloween with Boo at the Zoo at the Oakland Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo Oakland Zoo

Join the Oakland Zoo this fall for Halloween fun at their annual Boo at the Zoo event! This year's event has been adapted to allow for social distancing and has been expanded from a one-weekend event to eight days of family fun. Boo at the Zoo takes place from October 24–31, 2020.

Families visiting the zoo during Boo at the Zoo will participate in a self-guided "pink flamingo scavenger hunt" — grab a program on your way in and follow the clues to find all the costumed pink flamingos hidden throughout the zoo. Instead of trick or treating in the zoo this year, they will be safely handing out pre-filled goodie bags to all children.

Remember to dress in costume when you visit and tag Oakland Zoo on social media to enter their Halloween costume contest. Winners will receive 4 tickets to the zoo's brand-new holiday nighttime lantern festival, GLOWFARI, which takes place from November 2020–January 2021!

Boo at the Zoo is included with regular zoo admission. Due to COVID-19 attendance restrictions, tickets must be reserved in advance online. Timed tickets are on sale 14 days in advance. Since attendance is currently limited, please be aware that you may not be able to secure your first choice of date and time.

Remember that masks must be worn at all times by visitors age 3 and older, social distancing rules are in place, and some attractions are closed to the public. Learn about the Oakland Zoo's reopening and COVID-19 safety precautions here.

Oakland Zoo giraffes

The Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road in Oakland. Admission is $24 for adults (15–64), $20 for children 2–14 and seniors 65+, and free for children under 2 and seniors 76+. A discount is offered for military families with current military ID. Parking is an additional $10 per car. Timed tickets are issued for 1-hour slots. The zoo will be open from 10 am to 6 pm through Labor Day, with early hours for members. Last timed ticket will be from 3–4 pm. For more info and to reserve your tickets visit